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June 3, 2013

Samsung announces 8-inch Galaxy Tab 3


It seems Samsung dont want Asus to have all the headlines today so they have decided to release another two tablets the first being the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0. There isnt a huge difference to the 8.0 from the 7-inch offering except a few modest upgrades and the slightly larger screen.


The new 8.0 tab is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core processor with 1.5GB of RAM. The screen is an 8-inch 1280×800 LCD display. The new tab comes in both 16 and 32GB expandable via microSD and also the options of WiFi only or 3G and LTE options.


The Galaxy Tab 8.0 will be running Android 4.2.2 JellyBean which is the latest update. Taking a look at the press shots you can see that the new tab will also rock the latest version of TouchWiz UI as shown by the new widgets. There is no word on pricing or availability although Samsung say it will launch later in the year here in the UK. The full spec sheet is below.

Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 8-inch Product Specifications:


WiFi, 3G, LTE


1.5 GHz Dual Core processor


8-inch WXGA TFT(1280 x 800, 189PPI)


Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)


Main(Rear): 5-megapixel camera
Sub (Front): 1.3-megapixel camera


Codec: MPEG4, H.264, H.263, WMV, DivX(1080p Full HD @30fps)
Playback: 1080p@30fps
Recording: 720p@30fps


Codec: MP3, OGG, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, FLAC
Sound Alive and Dolby Surround Effect

Services & Additional Features

Samsung Apps

Samsung Hub*
– Readers Hub/Music Hub/Game Hub/Video Hub

Samsung Kies
Samsung Kies Air (Downloadable via Samsung Apps)

Samsung ChatON mobile communication service

Samsung Services: Reading mode, Story Album, Group Play, S Translator, S Travel, Dual View, Pop up Video, WatchON

Google Mobile Services: Google Search, Gmail, Google Play Store, Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk, Google Maps (Turn-by-turn Navigation), Google Now


WiFi a/b/g/n (2.4/5GHz), WiFi Channel Bonding, WiFi Direct
Bluetooth® 4.0
USB 2.0




WiFi: Accelerometer, Magnetic, RGB
3G/ LTE: Accelerometer, Magnetic, RGB, Approximate


16/32GB Internal Memory + 1.5GB (RAM)
microSD slot (up to 64GB) *available capacity varies and storage is less due to phone software


209.8 x 123.8 x 7.4mm


Standard battery, Li-ion 4,450 mAh

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